First, be sure to enunciate when you sing. This means pronouncing your words carefully and clearly so that the listeners can hear what you’re saying. You worked hard on your lyrics, and you want people to hear them! Drop your jaw so that your mouth is open and you don’t have any tension. It feels silly, but even doing it just a little gets your muscles to relax and makes pronouncing words that much easier. Your voice will sound more powerful and consistent.
You also want people to understand your lyrics. One key trick is to think about where you want to take your breaths before you start recording. Breathe at either logical or significant spots in the phrase. You don’t want to interrupt the meaning of your lyric by taking a breath at an inopportune moment. Be mindful, as well, about your breathing technique. Your breath should help you out, not make it harder to sing! Breathe low and fill up so that you’ve got enough air.
iPhone/ iPad Recording Technique
On the technological side, do not position your device too close to your mouth. You don’t want to overwhelm the microphone in your iphone or ipad, which will make the recording sound harsh and fuzzy. Make sure you aren’t too far away, either, the microphone won’t be able to pick up your voice! Experiment a few times with this before you record your whole track. Set yourself up for success! Be sure to check out the mixing feature in the Lyricord studio, which will balance out your vocals.
Try also to hold your device steady, or place it on an even surface. This will keep the volume of your vocal track consistent, so your voice doesn’t sound like it’s going in and out. Have you ever seen a singer adjust the position of their handheld microphone in live performances? If you’ve never noticed, watch closely for it next time, and you’ll see that they move the microphone closer and further away from their mouth depending on how loud their vocals are. This is called mic technique. Play with this when you reach points in the song where your voice gets louder.
Most importantly, sing with feeling. We want to hear the emotion in your voice!